McCarthy Shoots 68 for Second Consecutive Day at Amateur Team Championship
Sept. 11, 2014
Karuizawa, Japan – For the second consecutive round, Virginia senior men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) shot 4-under 68 at the World Amateur Team Championships in Karuizawa, Japan. McCarthy’s round was the high score for the three-man US team and did not count toward the squad’s second-round score.
Texas sophomore Beau Hossler led the US with a 6-under 66 while SMU junior Bryson DeChambeau shot 67. McCarthy’s score (68) ties the record for lowest non-counting score.
After two rounds, team USA’s score stands at 17-under 269. Argentina leads the 69-team field while Sweden and Switzerland are tied for second with the American squad. The Swiss team includes 2014 UVa graduate Ben Rusch, who shot 66 during the second round.
In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total is the team’s score for the championship.
“The guys played really well today,” said USA captain Jim Hyler. “We’ve had six rounds all in the 60s. We left some shots out there but still made lots of good shots and I’m really pleased with the way they hung in there today. We’re trending very well.”
Play was suspended at 12:08 p.m., for dangerous weather, and resumed at 1 p.m.
Thirty-five teams have posted sub-par totals after 36 holes and 63 sub-par scores counted in the second round, breaking the record of 45 in 2006.
The World Amateur Team Championship is a biennial international amateur competition conducted by the International Golf Federation (IGF), which comprises 137 national governing bodies in 131 countries. The competition, which is being held for the 26th time, is rotated among three geographic zones: Asia-Pacific, Americas and Europe-Africa.
This year’s event is hosted by the Japan Golf Association. The teams play for the Eisenhower Trophy. The IGF is the international federation for golf for the International Olympic Committee and will conduct the Olympic golf competition in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total is the team’s score for the championship.